PSQ CONVENTION 2019
TAKE! MAKE! ILLUMINATE!
Host: Mt Gravatt Photographic Society
When: 4-6 May, 2019
Where: 26 Faine St,
Manly West (Brisbane, Bayside)
What: Presentations, Workshops combined with 2 dinners
Register & more info:
A big welcome to our newest members, Hans Schmidt, Graeme Inglis & Keith McKavanagh!
If you know anyone interested in learning more about taking better photos, don't hesitate to bring them along. They are more than welcome to join us at any of our judging or practical nights to see what we get up to! The more the merrier!
The workshop in May is on Wednesday, 22nd at the Clubhouse. It's a hands on shoot and the subjects are still life and white on white.
Bring: Camera, tripod etc and also any props you would like to use such as white subjects eg. tea sets, china, ornaments etc. For the Still Life subjects, please bring along exotic fruit, flowers, be creative and think outside the box and see what you come up with.
Two settings will be set up with lighting - one with a white background and one with a black background.
Keep in mind that White on White is a Set Subject in October. (Print)
CONGRATULATIONS JOHN ABBOTT
John has done exceedingly well winning Gold at the '2019 DIGI Georgia Exhibition' a photographic exhibition in the USA!! His results were 52 Acceptances, 6 Honorable Mentions and his Gold Medal.
Many congratulations John!
At the recent Committee Meeting (4 Feb) it was decided to allow each Print night a maximum of six prints. These changes will start at our next Print Night Comp: 13th March 2019
Each Print Comp you will be able to enter:
SET SUBJECT - maximum of 2 prints
OPEN PRINT - maximum of 2 prints
MONO PRINT - maximum of 2 prints
*Please note this doesn't apply for Projected Images (still maximum of four images for these nights)
With the changes of our Print night now allowing an entry of up to six prints per competition, there have been changes to our pointscore system. At our recent Committee Meeting it was decided that members will need to obtain 300 points over 2 years to go up a grade.
2019 PRAC NIGHTS AND PRESENTATIONS
Have you considered how you can help the club on our Prac Nights? Perhaps you have knowledge to share about photography, maybe its's a technical aspect of the camera or software editing a particular style of photography or even knowledege of the great photographers! We want to hear it!! You are always welcome to have a chat in front of the club on our Prac Nights or if it's a shorter presentation I'm sure you'll be able to organise a time at our Judging nights. If this interests you, contact John Abbott to make a date!
There is a new printable 2019 Calendar available for you to print out, I've got rid of the 'hover' feature that was stopping an easy printout for people.
SPYDER MONITOR COLOUR CALIBRATION
Did you know you can borrow the club's Colour Calibration Monitor? If you're looking at an image on your monitor that isn't true, how can you edit your image tot he best of your ability? If you calibrate your screen you will get a more accurate photographic print compared to the image you see on your screen. Contact the committee for more information.
2019 FRASER COAST AG SHOW
Now's the time to start thinking about the images you wish to enter into this years Show!
If you haven't entered before, don't be shy - get out there and have a go! There's plenty of classes to enter - Open, Mono, People, Theme: Cane and Cattle, Animals, Creative and a few others. There is an entry fee of $2 for each class you enter and you can submit up to 3 images per class.
You can do an online entry and payment, otherwise, fill in the entry form and take it to Harvey Norman, Eli Waters (recommended) or at the Friendlies Society Pharmacy (Pialba) with your entry fee and images prior to Wednesday, 15th May.
For all information, click here...
CAMERA CLEANING SERVICES
Below are listed reputable camera servicemen for repairs, servicing, cleaning and camera software updates.
Canon Australia’s official workshop -
Canon Camera Repairs
PO Box 343
Phone: 131 383
Approximate turn around time is 7-8 days and cost for full clean service and update is about $125. This includes return post.
For all other makes -
Anderson Camera Repairs
14 Merritt Street
Capalaba QLD 5157
Phone: (07) 3245 6444
Fax: (07) 3245 4568
Sensor cleaning can be performed same day if you are in town (Brisbane)
Cost not known.
Accurate Instrument Servicing
57 Beeville Road
Petrie QLD 4502
Or postal - PO Box 277, Petrie
Phone: (07) 3285 5724
Full camera, lens and sensor cleaning - same day service